This year’s Camp Pixelache opens on Friday 11 May with a keynote lecture by Vinay Gupta (The Bucky-Gandhi Design Institution). Gupta is one of the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory and managing geopoltical risks as well as an environmentalist and a sustainability activist. He is known for example for developing Hexayurt, the free/open source emergency shelter and writing the book The Future We Deserve.
In his keynote speech, Tools and Language – Why government can't manage the 21st century, but we can Gupta ponders for example the shifting balance of power between the State and Corporations, which is a huge part of the problems our democracies face in responding to issues like climate change.
Gupta’s keynote presentation will take place on Friday 11 May at 18.00 at Camp Pixelache 2012 main venue Arbis.
As part of Camp Pixelache and in connection with Vinay Gupta‘s visit, we are organising a talkoot event on Friday 11 May from 12:00 to 18:00. The aim of this ‘construction work party’ is to learn together the practical skills of how to build Hexayurts. We are planning to construct a temporary sauna structure for pixelache and related events, but our hope is to get different Hexayurts implanted in as many different contexts as possible. For this reason, we hope that various kinds of people will join to construct their own Hexayurts!
The Hexayurt shelter can cost less than a relief tent, is designed to be manufactured anywhere in the world at any scale, from local materials, as Free hardware, to house humans in need. The Hexayurt Project maintains the designs and makes them freely available.